Hunter-Wolff is honored to represent renowned glassblower Victor Chiarizia. As a first generation Italian-American, Victor Chiarizia is influenced by a tradition and culture that embraces the handmade. Renowned for his innovative designs and use of striking colors, he explores sculptural shapes in glass using traditional Venetian and developed glassblowing techniques.

Much of Chiarizia's work is created using the incalmo* technique, which was developed by Venetian master glassblowers 500 years ago. In adapting this ancient technique of assembling horizontal stripes of color from "cups" of glass, Chiarizia creates vibrant and striking color combinations of vertical and diagonal bands.

Chiarizia studied at Salem College in New Jersey, Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, and The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. His work has been featured in juried shows in the USA and Taiwan, as well as numerous publications, including "500 Glass Objects" and "The Penland Book of Glass."

Worth the wait. Pieces created by Victor Chiarizia sometimes take longer to get to you—we think they're worth it. It may take up to 8-10 weeks as each piece is made to order. The gallery only maintains a small inventory in its collection. You will be advised on an estimated delivery date.

*joining together, while still hot, of two separately blown glass [bubbles] to produce a single [bubble]


Items displayed at our gallery